Extraction

Netflix

We are starved for new movies right now, so a Netflix action movie starring Chris Hemsworth would seem like the perfect medicine for a world that’s stuck at home. The problem is, while it does kill the boredom, it might also kill something else, deep in your soul. I’m not saying Extraction, a new action movie from director Sam Hargrave and based on the graphic novel “Ciudad,” is needlessly violent, but the body count feels higher than a war video game. Of course, if you are looking for a movie that looks like a video game, then you’ve come to the right place.

Hargrave, a former Marvel movie stunt coordinator, is making his directorial debut with Extraction, which was written by Anthony and Joe Russo, who directed Avengers: Endgame. Although the Marvel/Avengers connections are everywhere, Extraction doesn’t feel like a superhero movie, thank goodness. Hargrave utilizes every bit of his stunt coordinator experience to craft a movie that is a back-to-basics stuntman’s paradise, an earth-bound party mix of car chases, fight scenes and more gunshots than Scorsese could ever dream of.

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Looking for some good, binge-worthy series to fill the time while you are quarantined? Here are some of my heartfelt recommendations to get you through.

COMEDIES THAT WILL MAKE YOU HAPPY TO BE STUCK AT HOME:

Fleabag (Amazon Prime)
One of the best comedy series I’ve ever seen. Phoebe Waller Bridge is sensational as a sex-crazed, emotionally-stunted woman who is trying to figure out her life. Watch it slowly, because the 12 precious episodes go way too fast. (2 seasons)

Barry (HBO)
Bill Hader has surprised everyone with his dramatic chops in this dramedy about a hitman who decides to take up acting. Henry Winkler is the MVP in this sharply written show that is a roller-coaster ride that you’ll never want to get off of. (2 seasons; Season 3 TBA)

Silicon Valley (HBO)
From the mind of Mike Judge, who brought us Beavis and Butt-head and Office Space comes a satirical look at the creators and techies in the dot.com industry. I dare you to not laugh out loud. (6 seasons)

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